Egghead.com Says Hacker 'Potentially' Reached Customer Files

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Egghead.com

(EGG)

said a hacker accessed its computer systems, and "potentially" got into its customer databases.

The Menlo Park, Calif., Internet retailer of computer, electronics, sporting and vacation goods, said it had taken "immediate steps" to protect its customers by contacting the credit companies it works with. The company also said it is working with law enforcement authorities who are in the process of investigating the hacking.

"For many months, we have been in the process of strengthening our security systems in an effort to combat the increasing, industry-wide problem of malicious hacking," the company said it its statement.